Yogi's Treasure Hunt
(1985-1988) was one of the earliest segments of The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera
, a syndicated block of Sunday morning cartoons in the late 1980s. In each episode, Yogi Bear
and his friends received an assignment from Top Cat
to find a lost treasure. Along the way, our heroes had to outwit Dick Dastardly and Muttley, who sought the same treasure after eavesdropping on Yogi's group.
This cartoon provides examples of:
- Catch Phrase: "This is all your fault, Muttley!"
- Cool Ship
- Cross Over: Besides the main cast, there were cameos by Penelope Pitstop, Ricochet Rabbit, Touché Turtle, Jabberjaw and Ruff (from The Ruff And Reddy Show), among others.
- Do Not Pass Go: Top Cat uses the phrase in one episode when summoning the treasure hunters to the assembly room.
- Expy: For the most part, the series was a clone of Popeye's Treasure Hunt, from the 1978 Hanna-Barbera Popeye show.
- Earworm: The intronote
Fun, fun, fun, fun......TASTIC!
- Gang of Critters: Ranger Smith was the only human in Yogi's band of treasure hunters. He was all but phased out by the second season, however.
- Lovely Assistant: In "Goodbye, Mr. Chump", Penelope Pitstop was a lovely assistant to Hokey Wolf.
- Madness Mantra: In the episode "Yogi's Heroes", Dick Dastardly and Muttley capture Yogi and his friends and force them to watch episodes of Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines. By the time they're finished, all anyone can do is chant "Stop the pigeon, stop the pigeon, stop the pigeon..." until Quick Draw McGraw as El Kabong uses his "kabonger" as a remedy.
- No Fourth Wall: Seasons two and three took on a more self-satirical tone as the characters would not only address the audience but often poke fun of themselves doing it. An episode in which El Kabong was on trial for assault with his Kabonger, making it in Judge Hokey Wolf's mind a bad influence on the kids watching, tells:
El Kabong: (to audience) Gawsh, kids, we're only trying to make you laugh. But don't try this at home!
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: In the episode set in Ireland, the gang is trapped in a room filling with water, and as Huckleberry Hound yells for help the show fades out to an ad break. When the show returns the gang are safe and sound on the roof of the building, and Huck - in one of the show's many No Fourth Wall moments - tells the viewers that they'd have seen an incredible escape "if it weren't for that there commercial interruption" ("Yeah, take Huck's word for it," Snooper adds, "it was a doozy!").
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Dick Dastardly often uses these. He and Muttley once fooled Ranger Smith with their impersonations of Yogi and Boo Boo.
- Those Two Bad Guys: Dick Dastardly and Muttley